London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1931. First Edition. True first edition of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and early serial killer novel that author Vincent Starrett magnanimously cited as "one of the ten greatest detective novels ever written." Hubin, p.28; Pronzini & Muller, p.52. Item #4905
First Impression. Octavo (cm); bluish-gray cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; map endpapers; viii,9-318,pp. Light wear to extremities, spine ends gently nudged, with some scattered foxing to text edges; Very Good+.